Zero-carbon Passivhaus is timber frame
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Joe Martoccia, director of the UK Timber Frame Association, explains why timber frame is the preferred system for achieving the onerous Passivhaus standard for low-energy housing.
Timber frame is now regarded as the most efficient way of building truly sustainable, energy efficient homes and, while the traditional build sector plays catch up, timber frame continues to push the boundaries of every aspect of housing innovation and sets the standard by which zero carbon homes will be achieved by 2016.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011
Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that – as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales – timber frame constructions of today...
As fuel prices rise, fossil fuel supplies become more unpredictable and we strive to reduce our CO2 emissions, every Watt saved now counts.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) outlines the options for improving the thermal performance of existing timber frame buildings and summarises the important issues that specifiers...
It is apparent that the rapid expansion of development on river flood plains over recent years has placed more people at risk of flooding, while reducing the ability of the natural flood plain to absorb rising water levels.
Land available for housing is increasingly at risk of flooding due...